XML would be great if I migrate the output to other mediums, but it still has to be stored in a database. Thanks though, I may make an intermediate step of formatting the database recordsets into XML before I output them to the page. ----- Original Message ----- From: "M.G. Noriega" <manuel at simplelogica.net> To: "Sam Richardson" <sam.richardson at outwide.co.nz> Cc: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 9:33 PM Subject: Re: [thelist] Tricky Database Question El vie, 18-07-2003 a las 00:11, Sam Richardson escribió: > I'm developing an application that is going to deal with information about > different animals, and breeds of those animals. I'm not 100% percent sure, but could XML be more appropiate to model this kind of info <animals> <animal id="001"></animal> <species>Dog</species> <breed>Unknown</breed> <name>Little Santa's Helper</name> <attributes> <attribute name="height" unit="cm">100</height> </attribute> <attribute name="speed" unit="km/h"/> 1 </attribute> </attributes> </animal> </animals> Of course, the schema could be organized around species, breed, etc.. not individual animals. XML gives you more power to deal with semi-structured info, imo. Just trying to think outside the box :) -- Manuel González Noriega Simplelógica, construcción web @ http://simplelogica.net Logicola es el weblog de Simplelógica http://simplelogica.net/logicola/ -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !